The Benefits of Easy Programming


Adding intelligent end of arm toolinhg to a robot arm enables manufacturers to increase their efficiency and automate more than they thought possible.  But, only a reduced time for robot programming and integration makes these benefits accessible for small and medium-sized companies as well.


In highly competitive markets, sensitive automation promises decisive advantages for manufacturers. However, although it makes companies more productive in the long run, it always starts with an investment:

  • The automated solution itself
  • The time it takes to integrate the system
  • Any downtime on the production line has a cost 


The more time integration takes, the more expensive it gets:

  • Paying employees and external service providers is costly
  • The longer it takes before an application is up and running, the longer it takes to see the return on investment
  • If a robot is complicated to handle, staff will need expensive training
  • In the worst case, production stops altogether during integration and setup


For small and medium-sized companies these issues may turn out to be very problematic.


Therefore, users need end-of-arm tooling that is fast to deploy.


Manufacturing robots: fast integration increases efficiency


The time it takes to program a robot is essential when it comes to determining its profitability. It takes applications that are up and running quickly and therefore provide a quick return on investment to give companies of all sizes the benefits of automation. The collaborative grippers RG2 and RG6 make this possible- both can be deployed much faster than conventional models.


If gripping tools attach in a plug-and-play-style, they give companies the flexibility to choose from a wide range of applications. This flexibility is extremely useful in an environment where robots are frequently redeployed. In electronics manufacturing, for instance, work orders may change from day to day. Flexible applications help companies meet the changing demands.


Where flexibility is concerned, choosing a manufacturer whose products are compatible with many different manufacturers is key:



In most cases, gripping technologies can be operated via the robot arm’s interface, benefitting from the intuitive handling their manufacturers offer. KUKA for instance offers a hand-held device that is fairly easy to use and enables workers to create customized programs for robotic applications.


In the end, however, it is the whole application that counts: both end-effector and the robot arm need to be easy to operate in order to guarantee a user-friendly application.


Simple robot programming makes automation easy


On top of that, pre-programmed software packages help to keep integration time short.


Pre-programmed software, conceptualized in a user-friendly way, gives customers all the instructions they need to install the robot themselves. Configuring the robot’s settings can be done in a matter of minutes. Some manufacturers like Universal Robots or OnRobot even offer software that can easily be updated via USB-sticks.


When robots are programmed in such an intuitive way, workers can easily learn to operate them without being an engineer or a programmer. Training time is minimized and employees can concentrate on more important tasks – while the robots take over strenuous, repetitive work.


This increases the acceptance of automation within the working environment and helps to convince employees of the necessary change. Especially in small, family businesses, easy programming can be crucial for success.


Intuitive installation means a fast track to profits


Moreover, a short integration time and easy use mean a fast track to profits. As soon as the robot is up and running, it improves both productivity and product quality.


At the same time, automation quickly reduces production costs, resulting in a measurable benefit for the company.


Thus, short deployment time results in a quick return on investment.


This renders automation an accessible and profitable option even for small and medium-sized companies: Danish gear manufacturer Osvald Jensen remarkably increased its productivity by retrofitting their CNC machines with RG2 Dual Grippers by OnRobot. They were able to reduce waiting times in production by almost 50 percent. Three months after installation, the purchase had already paid off.

Only when they are fast to deploy and easy to use, do manufacturing robots live up to their potential.

It takes user-friendly gripping and sensing systems for manufacturers to get the most out of automation – and to make it accessible for companies of all sizes.


Privacy Policy for processing and protecting personal data

This data protection policy applies to OnRobot.

The purpose of the policy is to ensure and document that OnRobot protects personal data in accordance with the rules for processing of personal data. The policy will also contribute to OnRobot providing information about its processing and use of registered personal data.

The policy will be reviewed each year.

Record of the processing of personal data

OnRobot processes personal data about:

  • Employees

  • Customers

  • Suppliers

  • Applicants

OnRobot has prepared a record of the processing of personal data. The record provides an overview of the processing for which OnRobot is responsible.

The personal data must be provided in order for OnRobot to enter into employment, customer and supplier contracts.

Purpose and lawfulness of the processing

Personal data are processed and archived in connection with:

  • HR management, including recruitment, hiring, dismissal and payment of salary

  • Master data for customers as well as orders and sales

  • Master data for suppliers as well as requisition forms and purchases

  • Contracts

Processing is legal by the authority specified in the appended record.

OnRobot does not use the personal data for purposes other than those listed. OnRobot does not collect more personal data than necessary to meet the purpose. 

Storage and erasure

OnRobot has introduced the following overall guidelines for storage and erasure of personal data:

  • Personal data are stored in physical folders.

  • Personal data are stored in IT systems and on server drives.

  • Personal data are not stored for longer than necessary to meet the purpose of the processing.

  • Personal data for employees are erased five years after employment has ended, and personal data about applicants are erased after six months.

Data security

Based on the appended risk assessment, OnRobot has implemented security measures to protect personal data:

  • Only employees with a work-related need to access the registered personal data have access to the data, either physically or via IT systems with rights management.

  • All computers are password protected and employees may not disclose their passwords to others.

  • Computers must have firewall and antivirus software installed, which must be updated regularly.

  • Personal data are erased securely in connection with phasing-out and repair of IT equipment.

  • USB flash drives, external hard disks, etc. containing personal data must be stored in a locked drawer or cabinet.

  • Physical folders are placed in a locked office or in locked cabinets.

  • Personal data in physical folders are erased by shredding.

  • All employees must be instructed in what to do with personal data and how to protect personal data.


Website and Cookie

  • The Personal Data Regulation allows you to treat personal data only legally for the purpose for which they have been collected. If you want to use data for purposes other than the original, you must always have the consent of the registrant.

  • Upon receipt of a business card from a customer you have his consent. If you write his information you need his signature on this paper to have a formal requirement for consent if you want to use his information. Then the customer allows OnRobot to use his data for purposes other than communication, upcoming promotions, product updates or further news including upcoming promotions, product updates and further news.

  • According to the Cookie Act, OnRobot must have the user’s consent to use this software on the user’s equipment. On The company’s intranet or similar closed group, the rules in the E-data protection directive do not apply.


Personal data about employees may be disclosed to public authorities such as the Danish Customs and Tax Administration and pension companies.


OnRobot only uses processors if they are able to provide the required guarantees that they will implement appropriate technical and organisational security measures to comply with personal data law. All processors must sign a processor agreement before processing commences.


OnRobot safeguards the rights of data subjects, including the right to access, withdrawal of consent, rectification and erasure and will inform the data subjects of OnRobot’s processing of personal data. Data subjects are also entitled to appeal to the Danish Data Protection Agency.

Personal data breach

In case of personal data breach, OnRobot will report the breach to the Danish Data Protection Agency as soon as possible and within 72 hours. The manager is responsible for this reporting taking place. The report will outline the breach, the groups of persons affected and the impact the breach may have on these persons and how OnRobot has remedied or intends to remedy the breach. If the breach entails a high risk for the persons about whom OnRobot processes personal data, OnRobot will also notify these persons. OnRobot s will document any personal data breach on an access-controlled drive.

Erasure of data

The customer should assess when personal data need to be erased by asking the question:

When is it no longer necessary to store the personal data?

OnRobot follows the practice of the Danish Data Protection Agency:

Applications Are erased after 6 months in connection with job interviews. Unsolicited applications are erased immediately.
Employee data Are erased 5 years after termination of employment.
CCTV surveillance Is erased after 30 days.
Telephone conversations Are erased immediately or after up to 3 months.
Accounting records Must be stored for 5 years from the end of the financial year.


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